Overwhelming response for ME Arabic language course

The practical introductory course to the Arabic language sponsored by Malta Enterprise to assist those entrepreneurs carrying out their business activities in Arab speaking countries or interested in expanding their business activities in the region has been oversubscribed, prompting the Corporation to set up another class that will be held simultaneously.

Classes will now go on until the end of June not only on Mondays and Wednesdays, but also on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with each course having 22 participants.

Besides covering the course fees, which is thus being provided free of charge to participants, Malta Enterprise is also hosting the classes at the Kordin Business Incubation Centre.

The course – which is being delivered by the Consular Officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Malta, Naim Dhifi, who also assisted Malta Enterprise in the development of the course structure, starts off with the basic vocabulary and grammar and eventually moves on to sentence construction and more complex elements such as conversation and business Arabic.

The idea to organise a practical introductory course to the Arabic language was first floated during the Libyan crises as a means of helping local entrepreneurs targeting the market whilst there was a lull in Libyan business.

However, as the entire North African region is now offering a multitude of opportunities as a result of the Arab Spring, the idea was developed into a reality and its perimeters broadened to include all those wishing to venture and do business in this region and also in other Arab speaking countries.

The Arabic language course complements the assistance already being provided by Malta Enterprise, which also includes on-the-ground assistance in Libya through the Commercial Office in Tripoli as well as the organisation of business delegations, both for local companies visiting the market as well as incoming delegations hosted by Malta Enterprise in Malta.

Due to the overwhelming response, Malta Enterprise may consider organising the course again in view of the requests which could not be accommodated due to logistical constraints.

(Source: Gozo News)

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